The Observer asked: As campaign promises continue to roll out, is there a project or service you would like candidates to make a financial commitment to?

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As the federal election quickly approaches, the Observer took to the streets to ask residents of Salmon Arm what sort of services or projects they would like to see candidates make a financial committment to. Here are some of those responses.

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“I’d like to see them fund non-profit organizations because they don’t make enough in their fundraising I know that.” - Geof Arnouse

“There’s not a lot that I have to complain about but it’d be nice to see that people actually get some help with what they need.” - Alatsjia Gurr

“I think what we should do is look after our homeless people a lot better than we’ve been doing.” - Ted Mandryk

“I think we live in a pretty rich country and I don’t know why we have a problem with homelessness.” - Carolynne Lawrence

“My favourite one would be balance the budget, you shouldn’t be spending it if you haven’t got it.” - Leif Pedersen

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